A record in excess of $100,000 (net) was raised for Muscular Dystrophy WA at the recent Act Belong Commit Dwellingup 100, all thanks to a team of 47 dedicated riders and the generosity of events company, TriEvents and the Perth Mountain Bike Club.
Inspired by our real life heroes - children and adults living with muscular dystrophy - each rider donned lycra for their choice of the 100km, 40km or 14km challenge. Their amazing efforts take the RIDE FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN’T Dwellingup 100 fundraising tally to more than $350,000 raised since 2010.
Three races in one, the event includes the prestigious 100km course, the sell-out 40km race and the 14km race for kids and families.
Perfect weather in the days leading up to the event ensured riders were blessed with conditions mountain bikers dream of - especially with some of the trickiest and slipperiest pea gravel you can come across!
Participating in RIDE FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN’T is a huge achievement in itself, but one team took their commitment to another level. Jodie Hatherly, husband Steve Hughes and 11 friends formed Team Charlie, raising almost $30,000! Jodie alone raised $16,402 and took home a $500 voucher as Highest Fundraiser, with thanks to Ideal Cycles. Congratulations also to our other top fundraisers John Gummer, Brett McCamish, Brenton Rose, Paul Muggeridge and Shaun Thoms.
Special mention to our riders who participated in RIDE FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN’T for the fourth year - Brett McCamish, Belinda Edwards and our own CEO John Gummer. Joining us for a third year - Brenton Rose, Wayne Hangan, Ben O’Keeffe and Ashley Cogdon. We appreciate your dedication to our cause.
The 2013 RIDE FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN’T Jersey was very generously sponsored by Kauri Sports Apparel, Finsense Financial Planning Services, MyattsField Vineyards and Philips Respironics.
To register your interest in the 2014 RIDE FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN’T please contact Mark Hullett on 9380 3400.
2013 Jersey Sponsors
Toyota WA Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
Friday 14 February 2014 - Now at Joondalup Resort!
18 holes of golf on the renowned Joondalup Resort Golf Course Including:
• Valentine’s Day Prizes to take home
• Breakfast on arrival
• Gift Bag
• Motorised buggy
• Premium beverage package
• 2-course luncheon
• Awards and Prize Presentation
• Dessert, Tea/Coffee,
• Silent Auction & Wine Wall Raffle
Register your interest for 2014 now! Contact Mark Hullett on 9380 3410 or email@example.com
Muscular Dystrophy WA is delighted to announce we are one of four lucky Western Australian Charities to receive a grant in the latest funding round from the Newman’s Own Foundation.
The grant is for the purchase of 10 custom made standing frames, which through regular use, can help maintain muscle length and the ability to walk, thereby improving respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and skeletal health.
Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. To carry on his philanthropic legacy, Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $350 million (USD) to thousands of charities around the world, including $18 million for Australian and New Zealand charities.
Robert Forrester, President of Newman’s Own Foundation, said choosing the charities to receive funding this year was a challenging task due to the high number of worthy applications. “The Foundation continues to focus on charitable areas that enhance the quality of life for children with life-limiting conditions or whose childhoods have been disrupted by circumstances beyond their control,” said Forrester. “We are encouraged by the many wonderful projects that will make a substantial difference to children and their families from around Australia.”